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The Island of Elba

8 Days from £649

From its rugged coastline to its historic towns, the island that famously harboured the exiled Napoleon, is a true delight.

Departure from: Oct 2018 - Sep 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
RELAXED TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS

Included holiday highlights

  • Island tour and bay of Marina di Campo
  • Napoleon's San Martino Villa
  • Eastern Elba’s tour

 Make your own way

If you prefer the flexibility of booking your own flights and transfers and meeting us overseas, then you can! A price reduction of £100 applies. To book this tour without flights and transfers, please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 898138. See terms & conditions.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Pisa

​Depart on your scheduled flight to Pisa. Transfer to Piombino from where you'll take the ferry to Elba. Then it's just a short journey to your hotel on the edge of the beautiful village of Marciana Marina.

DAY 2 Marina di Campo & Villa San Martino

​Join our half-day included tour of the island. First stop is the tiny village of Chiessi, before you journey along the picturesque south coast to the colourful harbour and white-sand bay of Marina di Campo. Take in the scenery as you travel inland to Villa San Martino – Napoleon's summer house.​

DAY 3 Marciana Marina

​Today is free for you to spend as you wish. You could head to Portoferraio, which is easily reached by bus. The Civic Museum displays many archaeological discoveries from as far back as the 8th century BC. The town is also home to Elba's oldest Roman villa, the Villa Grotte. ​

DAY 4 Elba walk

​After breakfast you may choose to join an optional half-day walk through Elba's stunning scenery. Highlights include the ancient mountain hamlet of Poggio, San Cerbone Chapel, the Pisan fortress and the 11th century Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte. This lovely walk ends with a gentle descent to the village of Marciana Alta. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel.​

DAY 5 Eastern Elba

​There's more of Elba to discover today during our included half-day tour of the east of the island. You'll explore the remote Roman mining town of Capoliveri then continue on to the modern resort of Porto Azzuro. ​

DAYS 6 Marciana Marina

​Today, why not join our optional excursion to Napoleon's Winter Palace, Villa Dei Mulini, where the exiled French emperor made plans to once again conquer Europe. You'll also visit the 18th Century wine farm La Chiusa, where you'll get the chance to taste up to five different wines.
Alternatively, spend the day exploring at your own pace. You might choose to stroll around the Cotone Quarter to admire its beautiful architecture, or head to medieval Marciana. Here you can ride the cableway to the summit of Monte Capanne – Elba's highest point.

Day 7 Marciana Marina

​Today has been left free for you to spend at leisure. You could choose to admire Elba's beauty from the sea with a two-hour cruise on board 'The Nautilus', a glass-bottomed vessel that will introduce you to the underwater wonders of the Mediterranean. Your skipper will point out the amazing sight of a shipwrecked boat from the 1970s.​

DAY 8 Pisa/UK

​Your holiday comes to an end today as you transfer to Pisa for your flight home.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 7 :

Hotel Gabbiano Azzurro, Marciana Marina
The 3-star Hotel Gabbiano Azzurro is situated just a short walk from the waterfront of the colourful fishing village of Marciana Marina.

Hotel facilities include a breakfast room, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer and a TV.


Dates and Prices

 
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WED 03 OCT 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£799

£649

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 03 October 2018

Departs

08:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:45 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Departs

12:40 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 15 MAY 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£819

£769

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Departs

08:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:45 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Departs

12:40 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 15 MAY 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£978

£928

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Departs

13:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:50 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

WED 05 JUN 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£839

£789

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 05 June 2019

Departs

08:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:45 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Departs

12:40 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 05 JUN 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£998

£948

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Wednesday 05 June 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Departs

13:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:50 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

WED 19 JUN 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£839

£789

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Departs

08:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:45 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Departs

12:40 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 19 JUN 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£998

£948

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Departs

13:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:50 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

WED 28 AUG 19

Manchester

£1,018

£968

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 04 September 2019

Departs

13:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:50 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

WED 28 AUG 19

London (Heathrow)

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 04 September 2019

Departs

13:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 04 SEP 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£1,018

£968

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Wednesday 04 September 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Departs

13:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:50 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

WED 04 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 04 September 2019

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Departs

13:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 11 SEP 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£1,018

£968

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Departs

13:15 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:50 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

WED 11 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Departs

13:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Legend, Mystery and Intrigue

FROM £30

Discover the hidden Elba, with our local walking guide, along historic and panoramic woodland pathways.
After a 10 min bus ride to Poggio, our guide will introduce you to this remarkable hamlet before a 40 minute gradual but constant uphill rise through beautiful woodlands (4km approx.). Following a short rest at the ancient chapel of San Cerbone, we continue on (2km approx.) up to the top of the sanctuary of the ‘Madonna dell Monte’ (moderate to Strenuous).
Time to explore Marciana, perhaps an ice-cream or a cold beer before catching the bus back to the Hotel. Don’t forget your walking boots, walking poles not necessary but can be very useful.

Moderate-Strenuous Walking – Scenic – three quarter Day

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Prebookable Package

FROM £87

You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...

Legend, Mystery and Intrigue / Napoleons Winter Villa and wine tasting

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Napoleons Winter Villa and wine tasting

FROM £62

Your day begins with a scenic drive to Portoferraio where on arrival you will be taken on a guided tour of Villa Dei Mulini, former winter residence of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Although Napoleon's exile on Elba was brief, he left behind a considerable cultural and historical patrimony.
Your excursion will then take you to the 18th Century wine farm “La Chiusa” which sits between Portoferraio and Azzurro.

On arrival you will get to taste up to 5 different wines, all very superior and occasionally the grappa gets tasted too, this is set with a back drop of the sea and the old port and historical centre of Portoferraio in view.

Half day – Moderate Walking – Beautiful Scenery.

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Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Local Knowledge

Leave Italy’s mainland behind, and you’ll be able to tick off more exceptional sights. On Elba you can explore the villas of exiled French Emperor Napoleon, or get up close to Europe’s most active volcano and Sicily’s top attraction, brooding Mount Etna. Or maybe you’ll decide to mingle with the jet set on the idyllic Mediterranean isle of Sardinia.